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What Feminists Mean by ‘Equality’

Posted on | April 4, 2015 | 61 Comments

She is a 21-year-old “biracial Cubana radical feminist” who calls herself a “PERF (penis-exclusionary radical feminist),” and let’s read her explanation of feminist gender theory:

Gender creates the differences between the sexes. It celebrates inequality and it glamorizes the subordinate status of females — therefore gender is the embodiment of sexism. . . . Gender’s intended purpose is to clearly mark the subordinate class from the privileged class. . . .
Gender abolition and women’s liberation go hand in hand because by doing so we are breaking down the tools of oppression while still conscious of the root cause.

You can read the whole thing. It is not my intention (because it seems to me unnecessary) to prove that she is wrong. Rather, my purpose is to show that (a) “gender abolition” is what feminists mean by “equality,” and (b) these beliefs are widespread among young feminists, because these theories — the “social construction” of the gender binary within the heterosexual matrix — are taught to them by the radical faculty who operate university Women’s Studies programs. And if you do not agree with them, you will be denounced as an ignorant bigot, a misogynist, a heteropatriarchal oppressor and perhaps also a rape apologist.

The fanatical rigidity of the feminist worldview can permit no dissent. Critics must be silenced and opponents must be demonized as “haters.” Feminism encourages the young True Believer to think of herself as intellectually and morally superior to others. She possesses the extraordinary insight necessary to obtain the radical gnosis, and is therefore qualified to enlighten others. Thus we find the 21-year-old Cubana feminist lecturing on environmentalism:

I mean, basically capitalism is a system that operates by sucking money from the poor to the rich. . . .
How can anyone support an ideology that says its OK that 1% of the population control the majority of the world’s resources? . . .
Right now, patriarchy is the ruling religion of the planet. Women are just another resource for men to use in their endless quest to prove their toxic masculinity and breed soldiers for civilization’s constant state of war. . . . This is why militarism is a feminist issue, why rape is an environmental issue, why environmental destruction is a peace issue. . . .
Misogyny and ecocide are connected — Misogyny is at root the hatred and prejudice of females, it is used to justify systems of male supremacy such as patriarchy. . . . The same themes of violation and extraction are seen in ecocide. . . . Ecocide is the murder of entire ecosystems and all life within, human ownership of and domination over the Earth. Ecocide is the ideology of progress functions to justify and rationalize the destruction of non human living things and of indigenous cultures.

Read the whole thing. Again, I do not consider it necessary to disprove her claims, and instead quote her merely to show how feminist theory informs a radical critique of capitalism, private property, masculinity, etc. All feminism is ultimately radical feminism, because the leaders of the movement are radicals who embrace an esoteric doctrine of “equality” that is at war with human nature.

Darleen Click bring us the news that California taxpayers have been ordered to pay for a murderer’s sex change surgery. Some advocates of feminist gender theory might argue that this is wrong, but the basic idea — gender is a fiction, an artificial “social construct” of patriarchy — is entirely consistent with the androgynous “equality” promoted by university Women’s Studies faculty. Meanwhile, Scott Ott reports:

A high school student in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, was compelled to change out of yoga pants which the school deemed too revealing.
The student, a physiological male who prefers to be treated as a female, was required to put on a pair of gym shorts and a polo shirt, because the principal apparently determined the clingy yoga pants displayed too vividly the form of “her” male genitalia.
The school has no qualms with students or staff self-identifying as the opposite sex, and accessorizing to suit the sex du jour, yet with a modicum of modesty. Bio-males may wear dresses.
But friends of the newly repressed student feel sure that the long arm of transgender hate has come to their small town in suburban Allentown.

The Emmaus High School principal will meet with students amid an outcry of discrimination that arose after a transgender student was told to change out of yoga pants that administrators felt were inappropriate.

Even the Allentown Morning Call complied with the student’s desire to be identified as a girl despite obvious evidence to the contrary.

(Hat tip: @GraceGabriel51 on Twitter.) Feminism’s radical gender theory necessarily leads to demands for official approval of deviant behavior. Once compulsory approval is achieved, no one can be permitted to criticize the lunacy of a “female” student wearing yoga pants displaying the bulge of “her” penis for everyone in high school to see. We all must participate in the lunatic’s delusions, because otherwise how can we ever abolish gender and the oppressive system of heteropatriarchy?



61 Responses to “What Feminists Mean by ‘Equality’”

  1. Steve Skubinna
    April 5th, 2015 @ 1:52 am

    Your dictionary would be obsolete within days. Language to these people is infinitely malleable. Words only mean what they intend them to mean, at that given moment.

    It matters little anyway, for communication is not the issue here. What matters is power. Either the sheer lust to seize it, or the pathetic whining that one does not have as much as one desires.

    I’ll leave it to you to imagine how these petty and vindictive people would exercise power, were they ever to hold it.

  2. Daniel Freeman
    April 5th, 2015 @ 3:22 am

    Apparently money is a natural resource that’s just kind of there because dinosaurs something something, and everyone would have the same amount except that capitalists suck it all up. I think that’s in the Communist Manifesto, although I may have misparaphrased.

  3. RS
    April 5th, 2015 @ 6:43 am

    Of course, they don’t really want a return to barbarism. However, they believe that by destroying the current order, their fantasy utopia will magically appear. It is an eschatology every bit as dangerous as the lunatics in the Middle East who believe by their actions, they can summon the 12th Imam.

  4. The original Mr. X
    April 5th, 2015 @ 7:10 am

    …Oh. Oh my.

  5. Steve Skubinna
    April 5th, 2015 @ 7:19 am

    Economics is a zero-sum game in Marxism. It has to be, for the tenets of Marxism to be true.

  6. Steve Skubinna
    April 5th, 2015 @ 7:24 am

    They need to learn the phrase “Don’t immanentize the eschaton.” Not just learn it, but study why it might be a valid admonition.

  7. Rob Crawford
    April 5th, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    If gender is a “social construct” why would anyone need surgery to change it?

  8. K-Bob
    April 5th, 2015 @ 12:52 pm

    I have a feeling they opened a special room in hell for her.

  9. gastorgrab
    April 5th, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

    The next time a transgender walks in a locker room and is asked to leave, then explains that he “identifies as a female”, I want all the normal woman in that locker room to get together and insist that they all “identify as male”, and to tell the idiot, “THIS IS NOT THE WOMEN’S LOCKER ROOM!”

    Preferably with a straight face.

  10. DeadMessenger
    April 5th, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

    I predict that sometime in the coming ten years, Ms. Shvarts will supply a command performance in Hell Theater of her recent project, But God, It Was Art.

    That will be followed by a long-running performance of Pants On Fire: I Didn’t Know It Was Wrong, with an ensemble cast including Amanda Marcotte. Tickets on sale now at the Eternity Amphitheater box office.

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